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Written by Madeleine Nerio on Jul 26 2019 - 3:01pm
Two 100-year-old storied homes in San Antonio’s Tobin Hill neighborhood are being demolished after a city councilman invoked an ordinance under the city signage code to block landmark protection sought by the community and the city Office of Historic Preservation. The clash between the community, the developer and the city bureaucracy erupted at the July 17 Historic Design and Review Commission (HDRC) meeting, prompting the panel to initiate a survey of the remaining historic and significant buildings in Tobin Hill.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 24 2019 - 3:12pm
A district judge signed off on a deal Wednesday to delay the implementation of a paid sick-leave ordinance slated to go into effect Aug. 1 — dealing yet another blow to community organizers who have championed the rule in some of Texas’ biggest cities.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 1 2019 - 3:33pm
As San Antonians gear up for the coming Fourth of July holiday, they should keep in mind pets can become very frightened by all the noise and commotion we take for granted during festivities. Planning ahead and using some precautions can help make this Independence Day a festive one for every member of your family.  Animal Care Services offers these tips to protect your pet this holiday:
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation.
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 22 2019 - 11:09am
Dr. Blanca Gray had two perfect mentors along her path to pursuing her medical degree – her parents. Her father, in fact, was a pathologist for Webb County and her mother was a general practitioner.  So it was a natural inclination to follow in their footsteps. “Initially, I pursued a career in business, but I felt out of place,” the Laredo native said. “When I went into medicine, I loved the interaction with patients and being able to help them.”
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jun 21 2019 - 3:35pm
Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on Jul 08, 2015 on Petplan Pet Insurance Before you burst out the door with Fido on a summer day, stop to think — is the street too hot for four-legged feet? We all know the phrase “hot enough to fry an egg,” but pavement can also be hot enough to burn pets’ paws. I’ve seen plenty of burned paw pads (including my own dog’s).
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 18 2019 - 5:10pm
Texas was ranked 41st in the KIDS Count Child Well-Being Index, an annual report that analyzes which states provide better outcomes for its children by comparing amounts of children in poverty, child education statistics, the unemployment rate of parents, and more. This places Texas as one of the ten worst states to raise children in the United States. New Hampshire ranked at the top of the list, while New Mexico ranked last.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 8 2019 - 1:52pm
City crews continue to help residents recover from the severe storm June 6, which felled trees, downed power lines and left thousands without power. Here is the latest from a City of San Antonio news release:
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 7 2019 - 4:13pm
San Antonio Animal Care Services is urging residents to use the greatest of caution with pets outdoors during the summer heat. Our South Texas heat can easily put your pet at risk for overheating because dogs cool their bodies by panting which is much less effective than sweating.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 6 2019 - 3:34pm
What would it take to be more effective and efficient in providing innovative, comprehensive and wraparound services to improve the lives of families and communities most in need?